Change for Good.
The Lindsey House Capital Campaign
The Need // Is Greater Than Ever
In today’s economy, situational homelessness can affect anyone. No one is safe and so often, safety nets are very fragile.
Unexpected illness, a loss or change of employment, an emergency car repair, increased cost of living, or broken relationships — any of these can result in a family losing its home.
We have been at capacity in our current facility for three years and the demand for our services is only increasing. The need for additional apartments with our wrap around services is urgent.
Lindsey House provides long-term shelter and supportive services to women caring for children. Our mission is to support these families as they transition from homelessness, learn important life skills, and regain the conﬁdence to become self-sufﬁcient.
Every child deserves a place to call home. Every mother should feel good about her ability to meet the basic needs of her children.
The Plan // With Your Help
Transitional Living Centers of Oklahoma has a plan that will take our current capacity to serve 13 families at a time to 36 families. The goal of our Change for Good Capital Campaign is to expand the number of people we serve by adding a second facility to our organization and expanding our services to meet the growing need in our community.
Your support will help us renovate, equip, and endow a free standing 23,000 square foot, two-story building on two acres at 1607 N. Hartford Avenue, recently gifted to TLCOK by the Zarrow Foundation. This facility is large enough to expand needed services for our Lindsey House Program, as well as offer additional programming for others in the community through short-term class sessions.
This is also a cost-effective and efﬁcient solution for consolidating all agency programs and staff into one facility:
- Program Services (individualized case management, ﬁnancial literacy education, life skills training, etc.)
- Community Classes
- Children’s Activities and Spaces
- Food Pantry/Clothing Closet/Storage
- Volunteer Opportunities
- 24 Independent Apartments (efﬁciency, one bedroom, two bedroom)
- Corporate Ofﬁces
The Promise // Of Hope and Rebuilding
The new Lindsey House campus will be a committed resource and place of rebuilding for women with children who are working to regain their independence. TLCOK is embarking on a capital campaign to raise $6 million to establish and support a comprehensive facility where:
- Women will learn critical life skills to regain self-sufﬁciency.
- Families will be stabilized and strengthened.
- Women and their children will be participating and contributing members of our community
The Ask // Together We Can Change Lives
A Place to Call Home
By offering a safe, fully furnished place for our families to live, we remove the fear many of our women have of not knowing where they will sleep tonight…or the next. As an 18-month program, our families have an opportunity to settle into their apartment and make it home. Often, this is the longest they have been in one place with their children.
Investing the time and resource into teaching women critical life skills makes a difference in their progress and their success. We often take for granted that many women have never been taught how to manage their time or meal plan or problem solve. By teaching a wide spectrum of life skills, our participants learn to plan and prioritize, which often changes situations from crisis to inconvenience
Managing one’s resources is a critical skill in long-term self-sufﬁciency. Our participants learn to budget their money, track all spending, work to pay off debt, and put money into savings. Employment is also a critical component of the program, in that earning an income enables our mothers to provide for themselves and their families. While in the Lindsey House Program, participants engage in career preparation and stabilize their employment.
Creating a safe environment for mothers to reunify with their children is a critical ﬁrst step in rebuilding the family. Many of our mothers have been separated from their children for a period of time and having the structure our program provides is necessary to create routine and stability. By offering resources for the entire family, we are working to create a better future for the women as well as their children